Google Promotes Education Software
Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 11:09 am
Positive use of technology is a welcome step. When thousands of entertainment is offered online, a aan effort to realize online learning programs by google is commendable. According to sources, the world’s largest search engine Google is talking with educational-software companies to help build a marketplace for online learning programs, an industry whose value may approach $5 billion this year. As readers may be aware, google already works with schools and provides free word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet programs to many students and teachers. Now it has made an attempt to not only generate its revenue but also help outside developers sell applications to educators.
Commenting on this new step, Google’s business development manager for education, Mr.Obadiah Greenberg, said, “If we can provide access to education apps to our 10 million users in thousands of schools, then that would be a win all around,” . Further, Mr. James Birchfield, famously known as google guru said, “A teacher logs into a Google Apps account and they can access anything in the marketplace. It gives you a one-stop-shop kind of thing where we know we can integrate it and we know where it’s all saved.”